Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

[tanacetum_vulgare]

Jefferson listed "tansey" among the "Objects for the garden this year" in 1794. It is not known exactly how it was utilized at Monticello, but its bitter, aromatic leaves were frequently used for flavoring, especially in puddings and omelets. Tansy is a native of Europe but is now common across North America.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Yellow Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8 Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.009339,-78.452293

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jul 12 – Oct 192002: Jul 5 – Sep 132003: Jan 1 – Jan 12003: Jan 1 – Jan 12003: Jan 1 – Jan 12003: Jul 11 – Sep 262004: Jun 24 – Sep 292005: Jul 20 – Nov 222006: Jul 20 – Dec 12007: Jun 25 – Nov 152008: Jul 11 – Oct 132009: Jun 11 – Sep 112011: Jul 15 – Oct 132012: Jun 22 – Nov 142014: Jul 3 – current